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Tom Bentey Media Podcast

Tom Bentey Media Podcast

By Thomas Bentey
I have a passion for the arts, health and wellness, sports, entrepreneurship, culture, education and self improvement. As an established filmmaker, business owner, college professor; and avid surfer, snowboarder and biker; I strive to learn, grow and improve in all aspects of life. I hope to share my passions with you and together we can progress and attain fulfillment.
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Creativity, Acting and Motherhood with Cobra Kai Actor, Sarah Grace Sanders
Interesting convo with @Netflix @CobraKaiSeries Actor @SarahGraceSanders about: getting into acting, creative approach, acting training, how to tackle auditions, working on a hit TV show, the difference between commercial and tv/film acting, how motherhood changes you personally and professionally, advice on getting into the industry, and how to approach not only your work, but your life. @TomBenteyMedia podcast on YouTube and all podcast platforms. Link in Bio. #SarahGraceSanders #CobraKai #Actors #Actor #TVActor #Acting #Training #MeisnerTechnique #MotherHood #LifesWork #TV #Film #Netflix #YouTube #Auditions #Commercials #CommercialActor #creativeoutlook #TomBenteyMedia #TBM #Podcast #SelfHelp #SelfImprovement #Wellness #Being
31:37
December 1, 2021
How To Become an Inspired Artist
How to become an inspired artist with @TheFoesofFern front man, @fern.cola on @TomBenteyMedia #podcast. We discuss: Musical influences growing up in #HolmdelNJ @Springsteen Creative and Life Influences How heartbreak can lead to some great music His creative process The music scene in Asbury Park The artist life Continuing to create great work as we grow older Creative case study on the song, “Ghosts” The Future of the band And much more…. #TheFoesOfFern #AsburyParkMusicScene #AsburyPark #StonePony #RockMusic #SpringSteen #BandLife #RockandRoll #RockandRollLife #AsburyParkNJ #MusicScene #IndieMusic #YatchClubAsburyPark #LangostaLounge #TheSaint #Music #AltNation #AsburyLanes #RockShow #TomBenteyMedia #TBM
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October 30, 2021
Best Practices for Digital Marketing and The Consequences of The NEW DIGITAL AGE
On @Youtube and all Podcast Platforms @TomBenteyMedia. ISABELLA WANG @theisabellawang, social entrepreneur and digital marketer, speaks with Tom Bentey Media about: -How to best promote yourself on the various social media platforms -Keys to Digital Marketing Success -Her background at The Creative House Marketing Agency and The New York Marketing Association -Her new book which with deals with the social, cultural and philosophical implications of the new digital age -Our take on “The Social Dilemma” -The consequences and pros/cons of the digital world we live in #digitalmarketing #socialmedia #personalbranding #Marketing #Advertising #Branding #DigitalAge #NewYorkMarketingAssociation #NYMA #thesocialdilemma #video #facebookads #socialmediaads #Networking #DigitalAge #SelfPromotion #Facebook #Instagram #Google #BigTech
48:25
September 22, 2021
How to make an independent film, from Idea to Distribution with the writer/director of the new film Sc fi Thriller, SHIMMER @shimmer with Rob Ciano.
How to make an independent film, from Idea to Distribution with the writer/director of the new film Scifi Thriller, SHIMMER @shimmer with Rob Ciano. Full Youtube Video in Bio, and on all Podcast Platforms. @TomBenteyMedia. Rob and I go into detail about the entire process of having an idea, making your film , to finding distribution. And also a bit of background on Rob, how he got into filmmaking and his life in Asbury Park. Check out Shimmer now on Amazon, Vudu or you can pick up a DVD at Walmart. I have a part in this movie and could not be prouder. #SagAftra #Shimmer #IndieFilm #Filmmaking #NJFilm #PreProducing #Casting #Locations #OnSet #SetLife #FilmDistribution #Distribution #Editing #SoundMix #FilmFestivals #AsburyPark #SciFi #MovieMaking #TomBenteyMedia #TBM
45:29
September 15, 2021
How to make a successful independent film about the mob. Ep. # 13 Writer/Director/Host Craig Syracusa
How to make a successful independent film about the mob, and guidance in the often hectic world of filmmaking/media. @TomBenteyMedia sits down with Craig Syracusa @Craig_Syracusa the writer/director of the independent film, “Omertà: The Act of Silence,” currently on Amazon Prime and many other platforms. Craig is also the host of the “Walk in Faith” Podcast. We recorded this episode at Shared Universe Podcast Studio @shareduniverse at Bellworks in Holmdel, New Jersey. @Bellworks Craig and I discuss: -His upbringing in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn and the motivation and inspiration for this film -The challenges that come with making a film on a very low budget -How he stays motivated and his mind set on success -How we changed in our thirties and what we value now -Working on “Good Morning America” and “Entertainment Tonight” -His new life in Holmdel, New Jersey And much more. Great insights on how to be productive as a solo entrepreneur in media. #TomBenteyMedia #Omerta #IndieFilm #entrepreneur #WalkInFaith #Producer #Director #Writer #Actor #BensonhurstBK #HolmdelNJ #BellWorks #SharedUniverse #Podcast #MingChen #GoodMorningAmerica #Inspiration #Motivation
52:48
June 25, 2021
Ep. # 5 Thomas Edison Series: "Growing Up and Moving On"
Ep. 5: “Growing Up and Moving On” with Kathleen Carlucci, Director Edison Memorial Tower Thomas Alva Edison Series: “Growing Up and Moving On” In Episode # 5, we speak with Kathy Carlucci-Director, Edison Memorial Tower about: -Edison as a family man -Edison’s time in Newark and what led him to move to Menlo Park, New Jersey. -His time in England and what he learned from that very important trip. -Edison’s approach to his work -How Edison changed the world with his new lighting system. -Working with JP Morgan -How a chance encounter as a boy changed his life forever -His first invention -Edison’s move to the East Coast -Edison creation of industries -Henry Ford admiration for Edison -Edison travels the country to light America -Edison creates the Battery -Edison as an international celebrity -What became of Menlo Park after Edison leaves -Henry Ford bringing some of Edison’s lab to Michigan -How’s Edison light really changed the world #ThomasEdison #Edison #EdisonNJ #EdisonMemorialTower #LightBulb #Telegraph #HenryFord #StockTicker #Inventor #AmericanInventor #entrepreneur #JPMorgan #MenloParkNJ #Lab #MenloParkLab #Muckers #EdisonNJ
55:28
June 21, 2021
Ep. # 4 Thomas Edison's "Vision and Beliefs."
In Ep. # 4, Dr. Paul Israel, The Thomas Edison Papers, Rutgers University speaks about: - Edison’s religious beliefs, or lack thereof - His philosophical view of the natural world - Interest and belief in spiritualism and unknown forces - Love for Shakespeare and reading all types of material - How he commercialized the lighting system - 9,999 ways that did not work and Edison’s belief that failure was just a way to find success. - Edison and Tesla relationship, fead and myth. - What he really means when he says, invention is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. - Edison’s influence on Steve Jobs and Elon Musk. #Thomas Edison #SteveJobs #ElonMusk #MenloParkLab #Invention #Inventor #ElectricCar #Motivation #Inspiration #EdisonNj #EdisonTower #LightBulb #Success #spiritualism #Religion #belief #HardWork #Tesla #NikolaTesla #Science #Technology #Creating
47:44
June 21, 2021
Thomas Alva Edison Series. Episode # 3: A Life of Work.
Thomas Alva Edison Series. Episode # 3: A Life of Work. In this Episode, Dr. Paul Israel, Edison Papers of Rutgers University discusses: Why Menlo Park, New Jersey was a great location for his laboratory. Edison’s social and family life, and lack thereof. Edison’s interactions with the media and how he used his exposure to his advantage. Edison’s work habits. Edison’s family life How Edison overshadowed the people around him. Edison’s Motion Picture invention was not solely his, and how did not see the art form of movies early on. Early Motion Picture industry in New Jersey #ThomasEdison #MenloPark #EdisonNJ #EdisonTower #LightBulb #MotionPicture #Movies #Film #Edison #Camera #Action #EdisonFamily #Inventor #MovieMaker #TheGreatTrainRobbery #ElectricLight #WestOrangeNJ #NewJersey #CharlesEdison #RutgersUniversity #Goals #Motivation #Inspiration
40:44
June 16, 2021
Thomas Alva Edison Series. Ep. # 2: Always Improving
Thomas Alva Edison Series. Ep. # 2: Always Improving YouTube/Instagram/Facebook @TomBenteyMedia Twitter @TomBentey Dr. Paul Israel, Dr. Paul Israel of The Edison Papers, Rutgers University speaks about: While Edison did not succeed in selling his telegraphy system to the British, he learned a great deal about their own way of telegraphy. Edison’s Transition from Newark, NJ to Menlo Park, New Jersey. How Edison developed a much better transmitter for telegraphy. While working on the telephone, Edison discovered a way to record messages with the Phonograph Brings in others like Francis Upton with more standard education. Approached electric light with a very strategic system. Others have been trying to work with electric light for 40 years prior. Developing vacuum technology for light bulb. #ThomasEdison #MenloParkNJ #Inventor #LightBulb #WizardOfMenloPark #EdisonNJ #EdisonTower #Edison #Phonograph #Telegraph #NewJersey #EdisonNewJersey #Documentary #Podcast #TomBenteyMedia #TBM
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June 16, 2021
Turning Hurt Into Art
Marina Aris @marinaaris_ founder of the Brooklyn Writers Company @bklynwritersco speaks about how that organization creates a community for new and established writers looking to self publish. This convo dives pretty deep into art, creativity and finding the beauty in hardships and hurt. We also learn about Ms. Aris’s writing style, her upcoming books, the inspiration behind them, what led her to writing, and so much more…Full podcast on YouTube and all podcast platforms. @TomBenteyMedia #BrooklynWritersCo #writersjourney #writing #poetry #creativelife #inspiration #motivation #books #reading #novels #memoirs #creativejourney #marinaaris #TomBenteyMedia #Art #ArtistLife #AlmostFamous #Podcast #WritersLife #CatherInTheRye #JDSalinger
37:30
May 25, 2021
Thomas Alava Edison Series: Ep. # 1 Learning From Failure
Thomas Alva Edison Episode # 1 Learning From Failure. Dr. Paul Israel of The Edison Papers, Rutgers University speaks about Thomas Edison’s childhood in Milan Ohio and Port Huron, Michigan. Not a terribly gifted student, Thomas Edison thrived in learning independently and loved work from a very early age. Saving a young boy from an oncoming train changed the course of his life forever. To show his gratitude, the boy’s father taught young Thomas Edison the new Morse telegraphic system. Edison exceed at Telegraphy and began to develop ways which improved the technology. Thomas Edison’s father was an interesting character who both succeeded and failed throughout his life. Young Edison learned that failure is not the end, just another opportunity to succeed. #ThomasEdison #Edison #MilanOhio #PortHuronMichigan #EdisonPapers #MenloPark #EdisonNJ #EdisonMuseum #Inspiration #Motivation #Inventor #Telegraph #Telegraphy #RailRoad #Boston #NewYork #ThomasWatson #AlexanderGrahamBell #Morse #Inventor
17:55
May 11, 2021
Lessons for Filmmakers/Actors from "The Sound of Metal" on AmazonPrime.
The simplicity of "The Sound of Metal" makes it so compelling and powerful. Here are some great lessons from the this amazing film. #TheSoundOfMetal #Film #Filmmaker #Director #Writer #Actor #Oscars #Metal #RockBand #Prime #AmazonPrime #IndieFilmmaker #Filmmaker #Teacher #RizAhmed #DariusMarder
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April 27, 2021
The Humanity in "My Octopus Teacher" on Netflix
When I first heard of “My Octopus Teacher” on Netflix, I thought it was a joke. My goodness was I wrong. In this video, I break down why that film is so exceptional. Oh the humanity!!! #MyOctopusTeacher #Netflix #Filmmaker #Actor #Writer #Documentary #Film #Series #Content #Creator #Producer #Ocean #Octopus #Nature #FreeDiver #Scuba #UnderWater #Oscars #BestDocumentary
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April 27, 2021
Starting an Acting Career later in life.
Starting an Acting Career later in life. A recap of the tips provided in TBM Podcast # 7 with actor Gemma Mcllhenny. Many people out there want to get back into or begin an acting career in their 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond. It is totally possible and I break down the process that Gemma outlined. If you have passion for acting or for anything really, the time is now to take control of your life. #acting #actor #film #television #actingcareer #sagaftra #philly #nyc #director #series #creative #passion #arts #writer #TomBenteyMedia #TBM #Podcast
09:39
April 23, 2021
Working with Actors Bruce Dern and Jeremy Piven. TBM Podcast # 8, “Last Call" writer Greg Lingo
Writer/Producer Greg Lingo @lingogreg of the new comedic film “Last Call” starring Jeremy Piven @jeremypiven, Taryn Manning @tarynmanning, Jamie Kennedy @thejamiekennedy, Cheri Oteri @cheri_oteri, Gary Pastore @garry_pastore, and Bruce Dern, talks about the challenges and triumphs of making his first independent film, his “day job” as a prominent real estate developer, his Philly roots and the inspirations for this Darby PA. based film, working with A-List actors, why the Jersey Shore is so special, filming in New Jersey, his distribution strategy, upcoming projects and so much more. Tom Bentey Media Podcast is available on YouTube and all podcast platforms. Please Subscribe. “Last Call” is currently available on Prime and Cable VOD. #indiefim #lastcall #JeremyPiven #BruceDern #Philly #independentfilm #jerseyshore #Comedy #darbypa #tarynmanning #production #newjerseyfilm #newjerseytaxincentives #movies #distribution #moviedistribution #cablevod #AmazonPrime #TomBenteyMedia #TomBenteyMediaPodcast #TBM
18:54
April 14, 2021
Acting as a Second Career with Gemma McIlhenny
Pursuing Acting as a second career with Gemma Mcllhenny. In TBM Podcast # 7, I talk with talented working actor Gemma Mcllhenny. She speaks about taking acting classes with her mother as child, then embarking on a career in Philadelphia law enforcement with her FBI Agent grandfather as her guide, the process of returning to acting as an adult after over 16 years on the force, her approach to acting and auditioning, memorable roles including working as Phylicia Rashad’s stand in on CREED, growing up with West Philly’s own Will Smith, hopes for the future, and so much more. I met Gemma through established actor James Ciccone and she plays the role of “Ovella” in my new series, “The American Benefactor” which is currently making the film festival rounds. I’m also pitching the series to various production companies and distribution networks. You can view the first episode here: #actor #actinglife #auditioninglife #creatives #passion #passionpursuit #secondcareer #lawenforement #philadelphia #philly #onset #audition #actingclasses #pursuitofhappiness
43:43
March 19, 2021
TBM Episode # 6 Singer Julie Immerman
Full @youtube video in bio, and available on all @podcast platforms. Lovely and talented, Julie Immerman @candidlyjuliet speaks about her love and passion for music. We talk about her trip to the grammy’s in high school, meeting Pavarotti, studying Opera at @USCEDU, performing at and R&B showcase and meeting Stevie Wonder and Sting, creating demo records, working with music producers, her creative process, musical influences, being on a shelved reality show, current projects, favorite songs and so much more. #podcast #musicindustry #videopodcast #recorddeal #demo #MusicProducer #creativeoutlook #creativeapproach #singer #lyrics #opera #steviewonder #grammys #usc #realityshow #songs Instagram/Facebook/YouTube: @TomBenteyMedia
49:37
February 27, 2021
Tom Bentey Media Podcast, Ep. # 5: Award Winning Journalist Michael Hill
Award Winning Journalist Michael Hill @michael.d.hill of NPR WNYC’s Morning Edition @npr @wnyc @morningedition speaks @TomBenteyMedia #Podcast about growing up in Newark, NJ, what led him to journalism, his legendary career, impactful stories, his journalistic approach, the state of journalism, his new role at Morning Edition, advice to young people looking to break into the industry, creating your own content, and much more. Available on @YouTube @Spotify @ApplePodcasts @TomBenteyMedia #MichaelHill #MorningEdition #NPR #WNYC #Journalism #ThePress #Media #Correspondent #NewsCaster #TheMedia #TomBenteyMediaPocast #TBM
36:48
February 12, 2021
Tom Bentey Media Podcast, Ep. # 4: Managing Principal at Mint Financial, Sam Mangiapane
Managing Principal at Mint Financial, Sam Mangiapane speaks about the "Game Stop" controversy, tips for new members of the work force with long term savings, his take on the current state of the stock market and much more.
31:27
January 29, 2021
Ep. # 3, Roman Molino Dunn a.k.a. Electropoint of MirrorTone Studios
Ep. # 3 Roman Molino Dunn, a.k.a Electropoint of MirrorTone Studios Instagram: @electropointmusic 2ns instagram: @romanmolinodunn Personal: www.romanmolinodun.com Studio: www.mirrortone.com I strive to learn from the industry professionals that I work with. Film Composer and Sound Mix/Designer Roman Molino Dunn of Mirror Tone Studios is one of the best. Not only super talented, but such a great collaborator, Roman has scored many films, (including my own)television shows and commercials. His latest effort Huracán is currently streaming on HBO max. Roman breaks down his background, breaking into the music industry, his creative process, current projects, work ethic, advice for aspiring film composers, producing pop hits for reality stars, influences and much more. #TomBenteyMediaPodcast #TBM #Podcast #Composing #Film #Television #Movies #Scoring #SoundMIx #SoundDesign #Mirrortone #Studios #RomanMolinoDunn
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January 28, 2021
January 24, 2021
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January 24, 2021
EP. # 2 IBN WALLACE, POET, AUTHOR, ENTREPRENEUR
My former student, IBN WALLACE speaks about his new book of poetry, “Heat of a Thousand Suns,” that he wrote for his upcoming marriage. An inspirational, motivated young man, IBN breaks down his creative process, publishing independently on Amazon and staying grounded and measured in a hectic world. #Author #Podcast #VideoPodcast #INSTACAST #Entrepreneur #Motivation #inspiration #Writing #Artist #Poet #Poetry Here’s link to his book. It’s a great read. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08R7ZKDLW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 0:00-1:20- Intro: IBN Wallace is a former student of mine at Montclair State University. Go RED HAWKS! 1:25-12:25: How a trip to Disney World and the Pandora Avatar exhibit led him to create a special gift for his upcoming marriage. And the process of getting his book on Amazon. 12:30- 23:53- The meaning behind of some his poems and his goals for the book. 24:00-30:22 The writing process, how he goes about it and his inspirations. It’s the hardest part! 30:30-39:00 Being an artist is a lifestyle and it takes dedication. 39:00-41:36- How IBN stays so grounded and measured.
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January 14, 2021
EP. # 1 SEAN JUAN, Business Nucleus
Sean Juan: Digital Marketer, Sean Juan of Business Nucleus explains his upcoming move from New Jersey to North Carolina. Great convo for anyone thinking of moving and the best practices to do so effectively. https://www.smekdigital.com/ Here’s the breakdown: 0:00-1:58- Intro, Meeting Sean mountain biking. 2:00-7:12- Why Sean decided to move to North Carolina. 7:15-8:00- New Jersey sucks in the winter! 8:05-11:23- How to assimilate in a new area. 11:35-13:00  How the pandemic is enticing many to move and reconnect with the outdoors. 13:05-16:30 How to network and build a business in a new area. 16:35-20:00  Tips on digital marketing for local businesses 20:05-27:25 How to work from home productively.
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January 14, 2021